Big Mother Bay Fishing

211 West Swordfish Street
South Padre Island TX, United State…

Big Mother Bay Fishing runs fishing trips around the bay waters that surround South Padre Island, Texas. These fisheries offer a range of tasty and feisty fish to catch, with Reds, Trout, and Snook leading the way. But, there’s much more to catch, and Capt. Kevin will help you make the most out of your trip.

Year round, these waters prove to be lucrative fishing spots, but to have a blast, you will need someone who’s versed in getting the fish to bite. Capt. Kevin has accommodated numerous repeat customers and will cater to novice and pro anglers with same professionalism.

You will join Kevin and launch into Lower Laguna Madre waters. There, you will be able to target Red Drum, Black Drum, Trout, Flounder, Jack Crevalle, Spanish Mackerel, Snook, Mangrove Snapper, and more. Capt. Kevin will supply the light tackle to get around these beauties, and it is included in the trip rates.

To get to these hot spots, you will be boarding an 18’ Fisher Flats center console that can take up to four people. She is powered by a 150 HP Yamaha HDPI engine and can reach the speeds of up to 45 knots. The boat is rigged with GPS, a Hummingbird fishfinder, stores life jackets, features a live bait well and two coolers.

You can try a variety of techniques, using either artificial lures or live bait. You can try drift fishing, bottom fishing, jigging, spinning, popping, or even fly fishing - but bring your own fly fishing gear.

Capt. Kevin will supply rods, reels, tackle, ice, water, with the option of filleting your catch. You should bring a valid fishing license, snacks and drinks. Pack sunglasses, sunblock, a cap, comfortable clothes, and a non-marking shoes. Also, bring a camera to get a photo of your catch. Come along for a nice day out.

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  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 375
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This standard package takes you on a six hour fishing trip. You will be fishing around Laguna Madre waters in search of Redfish, Snook, Black Drum, Crevalle, Trout, and Mangrove Snapper. Bring your own fishing license, pack snacks and drinks. The gear is supplied onboard. You will need a valid fishing license. The trip is suitable for kids as well, or less experienced anglers. Capt. Kevin knows these waters well and will show you how to get the fish you want.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Jack Crevalle

Snapper (Mangrove)

Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Fisher Flats (Center console) originally built in 1995, and restored in 2010. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha HPDI engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

18 ft
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

About the Captain

Kevin Nicholls
South Padre Island, Texas, United States
Member since September 2016
Captain Kevin Nicholls is a U.S. Coast Guard licensed and Texas registered fishing guide who provides inshore fishing trips around South Padre Island. He caters to anglers of all levels of expertise and will gladly accommodate you aboard his boat. he knows these waters well and will show you how to claim your prize.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

South Padre Island Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.53 out of 5 stars from 12 reviews

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Great “6 hours” with Kevin…till I said uncle. Kevin w worked hard all day. Great story

Fished July 18, 2018
Kevin Nicholls (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 19, 2018

Kelly was a great person to take fishing. Good conversations just all around great guy to know.  Fishing was off and on had to hop around a lot to find the fish.

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Had an awesome experience . Had to catch and release due to under size but overall it was fun

Fished June 16, 2018
Kevin Nicholls (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 9, 2018

This Father & Son Team was very awesome . I Hope that they would call me again so I can have a chance to put them on more Keepers . There was a lot of undersize that day . It was fun to fish with the both of them.

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Fished June 12, 2018
Kevin Nicholls (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 14, 2018

This was an excellent father and son team ....We had a very windy day… Fishing was tough but still landed a few….

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